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Every day, people like you make the decision to support Cornell. This steadfast support is an inspiration to me and to everyone who understands the impact it has on the lives of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as on the lives of people around New York State and across the globe. Keep caring. Keep making a difference for Cornell and the world. Thank you! – David J. Skorton
ILR student Rachel Harmon ’15 is a recipient of a 2015 Rhodes Scholarship and will pursue a master’s degree in evidence-based social intervention and policy evaluation at the University of Oxford, England.
Supported as a researcher since freshman year through the Cornell Presidential Research Scholars program, Rachel has deepened her commitment to social justice and garnered other accolades along the way.
Today, more than 64% of the university’s students receive some form of financial aid, and to meet the full cost of one student’s Cornell education would take the payout of an endowment of approximately $1 million.
Your gifts to scholarship are an important way to pay it forward while giving back, making it possible for the next generation to take full advantage of all Cornell has to offer.
The Cornell Club of Oregon and Southwest Washington stands out in scholarship support, assisting home-town Cornell students through their endowed scholarship fund of approximately $2 million. With a payout of nearly $85,000, the fund helped support 46 students last year continuing a tradition of local alumni supporting the next generation of Cornell students.
Cornell University has surpassed it $4.75 billion “Cornell Now” campaign goal, thanks to a record year of giving in 2014.
“As we celebrate this remarkable milestone heading into the university’s sesquicentennial year, I am most grateful to everyone who helps Cornell to succeed and thrive.” -David J. Skorton.
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